Are there any horror movie franchises that you think will get better later in the series?
Redditor u/KungPowChicken23 asked, “Which horror franchise do you think got progressively worse with each entry?”
In a strange turn of events, the comments section chimed in to name which horror movie franchise got better, not worse, in its progression. So here are the top franchises voted as getting better over time.
5. Psycho – 6 Movies and a TV Series
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Redditor theneuneu admitted, “I don’t know about better, but Psycho II and Psycho III were pretty consistent and good. Psycho IV isn’t terrible either.”
Another user admitted, “I didn’t even know there was a sequel to Psycho until a month ago. Now I’ve learned that there are four! And there’s a remake, right?
Redditor theneuneu said, “Yeah! And the remake is shot-for-shot, but the sequels (especially Part II) are great. They continue the story nicely.”
4. Children’s Play – 8 Movies and a TV Series
Redditor Grandma said, “Child’s play if you ignore the third.” PekoPekoPekoPekoyama said, “Yeah, I agree; the only three I can say are I don’t enjoy it.”
Another user said, “Unpopular opinion (?)…. There isn’t a single child’s play/chunky movie that I would mind. Not to say that anyone outside the horror genre is great, but none is less than 5/10 to me. ,
Towards the end, Amiable_Pariah added, “I would say that the Child’s Play movies are one of the most consistently good franchises of horror. Three are rough, but not without a heart. ,
He concluded, “Don Mancini wrote all seven movies and TV shows, Brad Dorrief is a master, and the later introduction of Fiona Dorrief is brilliant. Even the stupidest remake is worth watching.”
3. Evil Dead – 4 Movies and a TV Series
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The fictional Snowleppard thought, “Hmm, maybe Evil Dead. One was great, two was amazing, and three was hilarious.” Redditor eddieswiss added, “The remake/requel is great too.”
Fayse-your-Fears disagreed, “I honestly feel Evil Dead 2 sucks compared to the first one. It’s too much into comedy for me, and it’s rarely funny.”
In the end, Rothing said, “Brave and true. Evil Dead 2 is great, but ED1 had extreme vibes for being a student film.” Evil Dead Masters Creative Kills.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street – 9 Freddy Kruger Movies
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Insearchofmedium said, “A Nightmare on Elm Street! The third film, Dream Warriors, was my favorite film, but the original film was iconic.
Another user, daveisamonsterr, said, “The medicine needle glove was a great gimmick.”
Insearchofmedium replied, “Third is my favorite and then 5th, but the new Nightmare was great too. I’d say the second one is the only real dud.”
1. Friday the 13th – 12 Jason Voorhees Movies
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Walk-Material received a winning response, “Friday the 13th didn’t peak until the third.”
StarWolf478 disagreed, “That was not the pinnacle. The peak was either the fourth or the sixth.” “I sometimes like to think of them as two identical peaks with a small valley between them,” he elaborated.
Mr-Sister-Fister21, “I agree. Although I would say the scariest in the remake was Jason, in my opinion.”
SLCbranch said, “I always thought sixth was the best. Usually, with most Friday the 13th movies, you’re just waiting for people to get killed because the story and characters are never that interesting.”
He continued, “But Jason Lives had likable characters, a good story, moody gothic horror fantasy, good self-conscious humor, and our first introduction to the zombie Jason.”
Several Redditors nominated their favorite Friday the 13th movies, with most liking the latter. Which franchise do you think develops into greatness?
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